Most journalists relate to independents as “swing voters,” but of course we are much more than that. According to Gallup, 42% of voters identify as independents. In late January 2021, that number was as high as 50%. We don’t register into the two parties because we are proudly NONCOMPLIANT! Given that you are not partisans (YAY), I do wonder why you don't do stories on independent politics. This is our hope for the future - to break the stranglehold that the two parties have on our democracy. Good news: Young people no longer register into the DP/RP. The future is independent! Guests could include Jackie Salit & Thom Reilly, authors of recently published book: The Independent Voter and recently created The Center for an Independent and Sustainable Democracy at ASU; Andrew Yang, Forward Party; Jon Avalon (CNN), who consistently covers independent politics.